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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Phaser, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. Phaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,562

    Ever since my old PC died i've been using this machine based around a Sempron 2400+.

    Lately i've been doing quite a bit of audio-editing and I think I would benifit from something a little faster.

    I've been thinking of a Shuttle as I don't have much space in my room. If possible could you guys do me a normal case build spec, and a shuttle spec?

    My budget is £400, but if possible i'd like to get it down to £300-350.

    I've got a new 19" TFT, keyboard and mouse so thats fine. Everything else i'd need to buy. Would also like a DVD writer, and a freeview TV card/USB stick included if my budget could manage it.

    So, for £300-400, what would you buy?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ibrien14

    Associate

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 29

    REFERENCE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST
    CP-138-AM AMD Sempron 64 2800+ 1.6GHz (Socket 754) CPU - Retail (CP-138-AM) 1
    £45.95 £45.95
    MY-005-OK OcUK Value 512MB (2x256MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-005-OK) 1
    £23.95 £23.95
    GX-026-HT HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon 9250SE 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (R9250-TDW128-64bit) (GX-026-HT) 1
    £20.95 £20.95
    HD-023-SA Samsung SpinPoint P HD080HJ 80GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-023-SA) 1
    £34.95 £34.95
    CB-001-AK Akasa Serial ATA 45cm DAYGLO Blue Data Cable (CB-001-AK) 1
    £2.95 £2.95
    CD-032-LG LG GSA-4167BA 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Beige) - OEM (CD-032-LG) 1
    £22.50 £22.50
    GX-000-CP Compro VideoMate DVB-T200 Digital TV Internal PCI - Retail (GX-000-CP) 1
    £34.95 £34.95
    FS-025-AS Asus Terminator T2-AE1 Barebones System (Silver) - AMD Socket 754 (FS-025-AS) 1
    £69.95 £69.95
    Subtotal £256.15
    VAT £44.83
    Total £300.98

    not the best spec but got to be better then what you had
     
  3. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    AMD Athlon 64 3000 Newcastle 130nm (Socket 754) - Retail (CP-070-AM)
    £86.89

    Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9 nForce 6100 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-042-GI) **onboard Nvidia graphics, but has a PCIE slot if you ever want to upgrade**
    £52.82

    OcUK Value 512MB (2x256MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-005-OK)
    £28.14

    Philips SPD2400BM 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-006-PH)
    £25.79

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 NCQ 80GB ST3808110AS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-051-SE)
    £36.37

    Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T PCI Freeview TV Tuner (GX-024-HA)
    £39.89

    Antec Aria Micro ATX Cube Case - 300W PSU (CA-021-AN)
    £68.09

    £337.99 including VAT
     
    Last edited: 9 Mar 2006
  4. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    ACESHIGH's would basically be fine if you changed the socket 754 CPU for the socket 939 model. A Shuttle PC would take up most of the budget on its own so the Antec Aria is a good SFF compromise. I'd try for 1gb Ram though.
     
  5. Phaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,562

    Thats what im thinking, the 939 chip and 1GB of RAM.

    Any idea what the on board gfx are like?